This is a list of all databases subscribed to by the Shake LRC and selected websites recommended by our librarians. 

VU students, faculty and staff:

For best results, log into MyVU before accessing databases.

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ABC-CLIO – Collection of 40 reference ebooks on topics including: history, popular culture, health, psychology, religion, and current events.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) – A great starting point for any type of research.  Access to 3,900 full-text peer reviewed journals and 4,600 total full text journals on topics from all academic disciplines.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

AccessScience – VU no longer subscribes to this database as of 2017-06-30.

Agricola – Online catalog and index to the NAL (National Agricultural Library) collections.  Covers all aspects of agriculture and includes tens of thousands of AGRICOLA records that contain links to full-text resources on the web.

AltHealthWatch (Ebsco) --  This alternative health research database provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Applied Science and Technology Source (Ebsco) - Nearly 1200 full-text journals on topics including: applied mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, machinery, information technology, robotics, the food industry and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Artemis Literary Sources (Gale) - Searches multiple Gale literary research sources including Contemporary Authors Online, Literature Resource Center, and LitFinder.  Includes Gale Literary Index to all printed and electronic Gale literature publications.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

ARTstor – A repository of millions of high-quality digital images from disciplines including: art, architecture, humanities, and sciences.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Associates Programs Source (Ebsco) - Provides access to over 1,000 full-text journals and 11 full-text books.  Topics include, agricultural science, automotive technology, biotechnology, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, electrical technology, fire science and service, food service management, hospitality management, industrial and mechanical design, information technology, horticulture, law enforcement and criminal justice, paralegal, machine tool technology, surveying, and veterinary assisting.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


 

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Bandolier -  An independent journal about evidence-based health care.

Bentham Open Access – Publishes over 230 open access journals covering the sciences, technology, and medicine.

Biography in Context (Gale) – Includes more than 650,000 biographies on more than 400,000 individuals, news and magazine articles, images and more.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson) -- Biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Biography Reference Center (Ebsco) -- This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

BioMed Central – Includes more than 290 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of biology and medicine.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic (Ebsco) – Access to over 100 full-text peer reviewed journals on topics like clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences, and the health care system.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Books & Authors (Gale) -- Books & Authors offers libraries of all kinds a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library. Backed by a team of hand-picked genre experts, Books & Authors connects readers with books and provides a number of key functions in your library, including increase circulation of fiction and non-fiction, build and promote book clubs and programs in your library, help patrons make informed reading choices and drives potential and existing patrons to your library database via the Open Web.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Business Source Complete (Ebsco) – The world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Business Wire News (Ebsco) -- Formerly Regional Business News.  Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

 

 

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Career and Technical Education Collection (Proquest) -- Access to over 500 full-text journals and trade publications on topics including: computer science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales & retail, accounting, graphic design, photography, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - Finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government.  Provides direct access to the publications that are available online.

Census.gov -- Key source for demographic, economic, and health data about the United States.

Chronicling America - Historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922, digitized by the Library of Congress.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Ebsco) – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature including access to 770 full-text journals, 275 books and monographs, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Civil War Era Newspaper Collection (Accessible Archives) -- VU's subscription includes full-text access to Vincennes and regional newspapers scanned from the Lewis Historical Library collection.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Congress.gov – The official website for United States federal legislative information, replacing THOMAS as of July 2016.  Presented by the Library of Congress.

Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco) -- A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. The multilingual health databases provide this information in 16 additional languages. See the World Languages subject page for a complete list.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Contemporary Authors Online (Gale) – Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 149,000 U.S. and international authors.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Corporate ResourceNet (Ebsco) – Includes full-text articles from nearly 1200 publications including general business periodicals, trade publications, management journals, and company profiles. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

CQ Researcher Online (CQ Press) -- Provides up-to-date, unbiased information on issues in the news.  Topics include: health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Credo Reference -- Full-text articles from nearly 800 reference eBooks on topics including: art, food & beverage, language, medicine, psychology, social sciences, biographies, geography, law, music, religion, technology, business, history, literature, philosophy, and science.  MyVU login required for offcampus access. 

Criminal Justice Database (Proquest) -- Access to abstracts and indexing for 250 U.S and international criminal justice journals, with more than 100 available in full-text.  Topics include criminology, corrections and law enforcement, criminal law, criminal justice, criminal rehabilitation, addictions, alcoholism, gambling, child abuse, and industrial crime.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

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Directory of Open Access Journals – Access to over 8,000 peer- or editor-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals in all areas of study.

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eBooks on EBSCOhost (INSPIRE) – Collection of over 9,000 eBooks on topics including: the arts, business, computer science, education, engineering & technology, health & medicine, history, law, literature & criticism, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sciences, study aids, and language learning.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

eBooks on EBSCOhost (VU) -- MyVU login required for offcampus access.

EBSCO eBook Business Collection -- EBooks are selected for this collection to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs, and to help students understand general business concepts. The eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship, with additional focus on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

EBSCO eBook Community College Collection - The Ebsco eBook Community College Collection offers over 40,000 books from a variety of publishers. These books are non-fiction, selected to help students do research for school work or personal interest. There are books on most subjects, including art, history, nursing, psychology, zoology, and much more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Includes the renowned Encyclopedia Britannica, Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals, and many other research tools.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 3rd edition -- A free, updated version of the reference work that won the 2012 Hugo Award for best nonfiction contribution to science fiction.  Includes link to entries from the 1997 Encyclopedia of Fantasy.  

Entrepreneurial Studies Source (Ebsco) --  A tool for business students and researchers, providing the latest insight on topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small businesses. It offers full text for business journals, magazines and reference books, as well as case studies and company profiles.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

ERIC (Ebsco) – Provides access to education literature and resources.  Contains links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from 1966 to the present, plus records for over a million other publications.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Essay & General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson) -- Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. Approximately 300 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Explora Educator's Edition (Ebsco) - A tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Explora for Elementary Schools (Ebsco) -- A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.  Useful for education students. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Explora for Middle Schools (Ebsco) -- A student interface designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.  Useful for education students.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Explora for High Schools (Ebsco) -- An interface designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.  Useful for education students.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


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FDSys (Federal Digital System) -- United States Government Publishing Office guide to online government publications including the Code of Federal Regulations, Presidential documents, Congressional documents, etc.  Will eventually be replaced by GovInfo.
 
FictionMags Index -- A free crowdsourced index of fiction published in magazines from the Victorian age to the present.
 
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text (Ebsco) -- A resource for researchers of film and television, providing the most comprehensive, balanced collection of full-text and bibliographic coverage from scholarly and popular sources, and spanning the entire spectrum of film and television studies.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 
Films on Demand (Infobase) – The leading source of web-based digital video delivery service for all academic, vocational, and life-skills topics.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.
 
Fonte Academica (Ebsco) -- Portuguese langauge scholarly rescources. A resource for academic researchers, this multidisciplinary database provides extensive full-text coverage of Portuguese-language scholarly content. It is a rapidly growing collection of journals from Brazil and Portugal designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 
Fuenta Academica Premier (Ebsco) -- Spanish language scholarly journal. A source for academic research, providing key coverage of major subject areas. Fuente Académica provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 
FreeMedicalJournals.com – Free access to 3,316 scholarly journals covering all medical topics.
 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco) – Over 25,000 basic, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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Gale – Use this page to choose from all the Gale databases the library offers.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Collection of Reference eBooks on topics including: the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, social sciences, science, and technology.   MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also partially available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE at this link.

Google Book Search – A gateway to thousands of scanned books, many of them full-text.

Google Scholar – Find citations for scholarly periodical literature.

GovInfo - United States Government Publishing Office's new website for government information.  Currently in beta test mode.

GreenFILE (Ebsco) – Access to over 9,000 full-text articles on topics including: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (Gale) –  Includes over 1,000 full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, and multimedia.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Health Business FullTEXT (Ebsco) – 130 publications covering topics such as staffing, health care regulation, health care facilities management, marketing, finance, and more. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) -- Access to 1,700 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries. – Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (Ebsco) – Includes 80 full-text magazines, 130 full-text reference books, 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.   MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco) – Includes full-text of nearly 550 peer-reviewed full text scholarly journals on many medical disciplines.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

HighWire Press, Stanford University – Free access to abstracts and selected full-text from peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

History Reference Center (Ebsco) -- Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (Ebsco) -- Full-text of more than 500 magazines and books and 333 videos on topics like arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, home & leisure, model building, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & papercrafts.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Home Improvement Reference Center (Ebsco) -- Includes full-text reference works, magazines, images, and videos on topics including maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, outdoor improvements, plumbing, and wood projects.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Homeland Security Digital Library – Coverage of featured topics in homeland security, news digest collection, research tools, and policy and strategy documents from a variety of sources including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.  MyVU login required for full offcampus access through link above.  Limited offcampus access available through direct (unproxied) connection to www.hsdl.org.

Hoosier State Chronicles - Indiana's digital historic newspaper program, providing searchable and browsable access to Indiana newspaper articles from 1806 to 1974. 

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) -- This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

 
 
   

Indiana Business Research Center - Provided by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.  Includes IBRC publications InContext, and Indiana Business Review.  Also links STATSIndiana, a repository of statistic and demographic information, economic forecasts, and more.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Website includes information about wildlife, forestry, natural resources, hunting/fishing, conservation law, outdoor activities, state parks, historic preservation & archaeology.  Also the Indiana Big Tree Register.

Indiana History Online (Gale) -- Information on Indiana history including personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets, political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, and children's books.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Indiana Magazine of History - One of the nation's oldest historical journals. Search or browse full text here.

Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library) -- A collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.  Includes digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.

Informe Académico (Gale) – Access to hundreds of full-text Spanish-language periodicals, magazines, and newspapers.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

IngentaConnect – Periodical abstracting & indexing database.  Includes free abstracts and selected free, full-text articles.

INSPIRE - Databases and resources provided by the Indiana State Library for the use of Indiana residents.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text -- A research tool for theatre and dance studies. In addition to all the comprehensive indexing of the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD), it contains full text for the top performing arts journals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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JSTOR Early Journals - Access to 500,000 articles from over 200 core scholarly journals published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere.

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LexisNexis Academic – Provides news from thousands of sources, federal and state laws, administrative code, federal and state case law, Shepard's Citations, legal reference materials, company profiles, SEC filings, and information on public figures.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) (Ebsco) – Indexes library, information science, and technology citations.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Librivox -- Free downloadable audio recordings of public-domain books.

Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco) -- A full-text database providing information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet any and all of their research or instructional needs.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Literature Resource Center (Gale) – Biographical and critical information on literary figures from all time periods writing in genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, journalism, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

LitFinder (Gale) – Includes over 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, thousands of full-text short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays.  Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


 

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MagillOnLiterature Plus (Salem Press) -- Combines all of the quality content of both MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors in a fully integrated and enhanced single database. It is a source for editorially reviewed critical analyses, character studies, author biographies and plot summaries of the most studied literary works.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Making of America – Access to 267 monographs and over 100,000 journal articles published in the U.S. between 1840-1900.  Provided by Cornell University.

Making of America – Access to 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles published in the U.S. before 1900.  Provided by the University of Michigan.

MAS Ultra – School Edition (Ebsco) – Designed for high school libraries.  Includes nearly 500 full-text magazines, 360 reference books and 85,670 biographies.  Useful for students in education programs. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco) – Access to 1,700 full-text periodicals, 592,000 images including maps and flags, and over 500 full-text reference books.  Topics covered include: general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

McClatchy-Tribune Collection (Ebsco) – Access to 290 U.S., regional, and international newspapers.  Updated daily.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

MEDLINE with Full Text (Ebsco) --Full-text database providing access to top-tier biomedical and health journals. Covering a wide range of subjects, it is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

MedlinePlus - Free website provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.  Provides information on diseases, conditions, wellness, treatments, drugs, supplements, medical terminology, and clinical trials.

Merck Manuals - Free access to the professional and consumer versions of this medical information resource.

Middle Search Plus (Ebsco) – Full-text of more than 140 middle school magazines and thousands of photos, maps, and flags.  Useful for education students.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Military & Government Collection (Ebsco) – Current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. This collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Some publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Defence Studies, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Military and Intelligence Database Collection (Gale) -- Composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

 

 
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Free access to criminal justice information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Executive Office of the President.  Topics include: corrections, courts, crime, crime prevention, drugs, justice system, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims.

Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco) - Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, 330 full-text regional newspapers, full-text TV and radio news transcripts from CBS, CNN, CNN International, Fox, and NPR.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Newswires (Ebsco) -- EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (Proquest) - Abstracting and indexing for over 850 journals, with over 715 titles in full text and more than 12,000 full-text dissertations on topics including: cytology, nursing, nutrition, oncology, pediatric care, pharmacology, public health, and radiology.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Nursing Resource Center with Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale) – Designed for nursing students, brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. Written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

NYPL Digital Gallery - Provides free and open access to over 800,000 images scanned from items in the New York Public Library's collections.


 

   

Official Documents of the United Nations - Access to all types of official United Nations documents beginning in 1993.  Older items are added on a daily basis.  Also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onward.

Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania Libraries) – Free access to over one million books.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) – Access more than 14,000 pro/con essays, over 5,000 topic overviews, 5 million periodical articles, 6,000 statistical tables, charts, and graphs.  Also includes images, podcasts, and court case overviews.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Oxford English Dictionary – VU no longer subscribes to this database as of 2017-06-30.

Oxford Music Online - VU no longer subscribes to this database as of 2017-06-30.  The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is available in the Shake LRC 1st floor reference collection at REF 780.3 G884m 2000.


 

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Petrucci Music Library - A free public domain music library. Also contains music from composers who are willing to share their work. Here you can find lots of sheet music.

Pew Research Center – Provides reports of public opinion polls, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research.

Plants Database -Provided by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Includes information on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens in the U.S. and its territories.  Also includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, web links, and references.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson) -- This unique resource covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco) -- Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

PQDT Open (Proquest) - Provides free full-text access to open access dissertations and theses.

Primary Search (Ebsco) - Contains 82 full-text elementary school magazines and thousands of photos, maps, and flags.  Particularly useful for education students.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco) – Access to 508 full-text journals (339 of them peer-reviewed), and nearly 230 educational reports.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Project Gutenberg – Free digital access to over 50,000 public-domain books available for reading online or in multiple downloadable formats.

ProQuest Ebook Central - Ebooks from university presses and other scholarly sources.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

ProQuest Research Library - A good starting point for research on any topic.  Provides access to over 3,600 full-text journals on topics including: the arts, business, education, health and medical, humanities, law, military, multicultural studies, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's studies.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Public Library of Science (PLoS) – Free access to journals, some peer-reviewed, on topics like biology, medicine, genetics, computational biology, pathogens, neglected tropical diseases, and more.

PubMed Central – Free access to over 1,700 scholarly biomedical and life science journals.

 

 
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Read It! -- Read It!™ is designed for middle and high school students and anyone who has a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but needs adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. The customized articles and practice quizzes support ELL success and promote reading comprehension across a variety of school subjects and life skill areas. Read It! also offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.  Currently unavailable.

Reader's Guide Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) -- This full-text database provides searchable full text—as well as abstracting and indexing—for a broad selection of the most popular periodicals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 
Referencia Latina (Ebsco) -- This comprehensive database offers content from a variety of sources, including an inclusive collection of images, health reports, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Additionally, the resource covers a full spectrum of Spanish-language scholarships inside and outside academia.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 

R2 Library – Collection of eBooks covering topics including medicine, nursing, allied health, and consumer health.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Rosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use -- Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons their proven immersion method.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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Salem Press - Online reference ebooks including Magill's Literary Annual, Masterplots, Decades (America in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s), Applied Science, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Forensic Science, etc.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Science.gov – U.S. government information and research results from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the Interior and Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the National Science Foundation.

Science in Context (Gale) – Includes 1.5 million periodical articles, two dictionaries, over 200 detailed experiments, and thousands of biographies, images, and videos.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Science Reference Center (Ebsco) -- A research database providing easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson) -- Provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, this database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, and for those researching the body of work of a particular literary figure.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

SIRS Government Researcher -- Covers all aspects of the U.S. federal government.  Contains thousands of documents, summaries, and graphics.  Topics include: health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

SIRS Issues Researcher – Contains full-text articles selected from more than 1,600 publications.  Topics include social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

SIRS Renaissance – Contains full-text articles selected from over 1,200 publications.  Topics include: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and the visual arts.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Small Business Reference Center (Ebsco) -- This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Small Business Resource Center (Gale) – Information on how to start, finance, or manage a small business.  Sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Smithsonian Collections Search - Search Smithsonian's collections, ranging from art, to air and space, science, nature, technology, history, and people and places.

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson) -- Social Sciences Full Text provides sources covering a wide array of subjects, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more. Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to the most important English-language social science journals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Stats Indiana – Indiana statistical information provided by more than 100 federal and state agencies, commercial, and private data sources.  Topics include: economics, demographics, industry, education, health care, population, taxes, workforce and unemployment, agriculture and more.


 

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TED Talks - Informative and entertaining verbal presentations on a variety of topics.

Testing and Education Reference Center – Contains career information and hundreds of practice tests and study materials.  Test preparation and information topics include: ASE Automotive, ASE Collision/Refinish, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck, Cosmetology, Fire Fighter, EMT-Basic, Law Enforcement, Medical/Nursing, Military (ASVAB and AFOQT), Social Work, and Teaching (PRAXIS).  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

ThomasNet – Free access to information on sourcing components, equipment, MRO products, raw materials, and custom manufacturing services.  Find suppliers, source products, download 2D and 3D CAD drawings, and read product news.

TOPICsearch (Ebsco) – Full-Text for 150,000 articles from 475 publications including: international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, books reviews, pamphlets, and government information.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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United States Fish & Wildlife Service -- Website of US government agency includes updated information about endangered species.  

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Vente et Gestion (Ebsco) -- French language business journals. A tool for both academic and professional researchers, Vente et Gestion provides full-text access to a wide variety of content relevant to business and related subjects, sourced from top French language journals on business and industry. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 
Videojug - browse over 60,000 professionally made video and article guides on a large range of topics.
 

Vocational and Career Collection (Ebsco) -- Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Vocational Studies Premier (Ebsco) -- Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, this full-text resource offers comprehensive coverage of scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

   
Web News (Ebsco) -- News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
 

WestlawNext Campus Research (Thomson Reuters) -- Legal resource to find case law, statutes, and other law related research.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

WorldCat (OCLC) – Can't find the book or article you need?  Borrow items from other libraries.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

World Digital Library - This resource makes available significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

World Trade Organization - The WTO's webpage includes links to data about tariffs, trade disputes, and other matters related to international business.  

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YouTube EDU - This site provides free educational media content from universities and colleges.